Spitsbergen

Wildlife Holidays, Arctic Expeditions, Cruises

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Spitsbergen Holidays

Gane and Marshall provide dog sledding, Arctic expeditions, and Polar cruise holidays in and around Spitsbergen and the Svalbard archipelago. We also offer trekking on foot in summer and full Arctic expeditions onto the ice.

Private Eight Days Lemosho Climb Success

Summit night was the toughest thing we have ever done and we still can’t quite believe we made it.

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Our Spitsbergen Itineraries

Arctic Weekend

Explore a frozen ice cave, ride a snowmobile, and go mushing with huskies on this classic short break itinerary in Arctic Svalbard. Intended for families and small groups, this adventurous 5-day break can also be adapted to suit couples and solo travellers.

Destination

  • Spitsbergen
  • Arctic Circle

Experience

  • Polar Travel

Prices from £1300 pp

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Into the Arctic with Alan Chambers

Journey into the Arctic with leading explorer Alan Chambers MBE on this 5-day Polar expedition. Taking place on the island of Spitsbergen, in the Svalbard Archipelago, you'll experience real expedition conditions as you explore the remote northern outpost of Longyearbyen, camp on a glacier, learn to haul a ice-sled on skis, and go dog sledding and snowmobiling in Templefjorden.

Destination

  • Spitsbergen
  • Arctic Circle

Experience

  • Polar Travel

Prices from £2595 pp

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Early Winter in Arctic Spitsbergen

October to mid-November is a unique time to travel in Arctic Spitsbergen, as the seasons change and as the Polar winter closes in. During this time of year, you can still expect a limited amount of light each day, allowing for daytime activities such as winter Fatbiking, walking tours and day cruises within the vicinity of Longyearbyen. As the season progresses, these activities take place against a backdrop of longer nights and the near-constant spectacle of the aurora borealis.

Destination

  • Arctic Circle
  • Spitsbergen

Experience

  • Polar Travel

Prices from £850 pp

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North Spitsbergen Arctic Wildlife Cruise

2020/21 Departures Available | Sail to the northern coast of Spitsbergen and discover the immense glaciers of Raudfjorden and Liefdefjorden, as well the stunningly beautiful Seven Islands, on this 8-day Arctic voyage. Sailing along the pack-ice of northern Spitsbergen, you may also have an encounter with the king of the Arctic, the Polar Bear!

Destination

  • Arctic Cruises
  • Spitsbergen
  • Arctic Circle

Experience

  • Cruise Holidays
  • Polar Travel

Prices from £2045 pp

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Circumnavigating Spitsbergen

2020/21 Departures Available | This 10-day cruise sees you circumnavigate the island of Spitsbergen in the Svalbard Archipelago. Travelling north from Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen’s de facto capital, you’ll journey through the Krossfjorden and to the Seven Islands, in northernmost Svalbard, before returning to Longyearbyen via Barents Island. Along the way, you can hope to see fascinating wildlife and stunningly beautiful ice floes.

Destination

  • Arctic Circle
  • Spitsbergen

Experience

  • Cruise Holidays

Prices from £3445 pp

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Spitsbergen and Northeast Greenland

2020/21 Departures Available | Starting in Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, and ending in Akureyri, Iceland, this 14-day expedition cruise will see you explore western Svalbard and the north-east coast of Greenland. Along the way, you’ll encounter stunning coastal scenery as you explore the fjords of Spitsbergen and Greenland’s famous Scoresby Sound.

Destination

  • Arctic Circle
  • Spitsbergen
  • Arctic Cruises

Experience

  • Cruise Holidays
  • Cruise Holidays

Prices from £4495 pp

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Spitsbergen By Activity

Additional Information

Visa Requirements

Although Norwegian Svalbard is not covered by the Schnegen Agreement, the same rules apply so far as visas are concerned. This means that citizens of EU member states and those countries (e.g. USA, Canada, Australia) with Schengen Area visa free travel agreements do not need a visa to travel to Spitsbergen or to Norwa.

Kilimanjaro

A huge thank you for organizing a great climb to the top of Kilimanjaro

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